After fifteen years in the Human Resources field in the high-tech arena and taking time out to raise children and run a small business, I decided to pursue a second career. I had been thinking about becoming a counselor since I started college the first time around and I decided to follow that long held interest. I am grateful to be working in a field that I feel so connected with and I feel privileged to work with clients as they work towards growth and healing.

In addition to my current position in private practice working under a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doreen Maxwell, LMFT #41105, I also provide school based counseling for the Santa Clara Union School District. My previous counseling experience includes working at a nonprofit agency in collaboration with children, teenagers, adults, couples, families, and groups. I am also a former volunteer critical incident responder and grief group facilitator with the Centre for Living with Dying program.


  • B.A. Liberal Studies, San Jose State University
  • M.A. Counseling, Palo Alto University

Professional Affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)